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A beat-em-up where two players fight off orcs and other monsters on their way to rescue a princess.

Blade Master was produced by Irem in 1991.

Irem released 89 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Irem was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Irem during the time period Blade Master was produced include: Air Duel, Hammerin' Harry, Major Title, Pound For Pound, Daiku No Gensan, Gunforce: Battle Fire Engulfed Terror Island, Dynablaster, Atomic Punk, Gallop Armed Police Unit, and Bomber Man

Blade Master
Blade Master


Name Blade Master
Developer Irem (Japan)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7140
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Attack|Jump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The game has two different player characters: Swordman Roy and Spearman Arnold. As the players battle a variety of monsters, they can pick up treasures including gold statues, a crown and crystals. There are also jugs containing Water Of Life which can restore energy of either player character.

Blade Master KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.40 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.80

Overall Like 3.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 3.00

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music 2.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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The game is also known as Cross Blades!.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Blade Master Census

There are 14,839 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 13 known instances of this machine owned by Blade Master collectors who are active members. Of these, One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 12 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Blade Master circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


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BLADE MASTER - 1991 Irem - JAMMA Arcade PCB

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